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3G Nexus 7 could be coming in 'around six weeks'

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Paul O'Brien at MoDaCo claims that a 3G-enabled Nexus 7 variant is in production.


There isn't much wrong with the Nexus 7, but one drawback for some might be the lack of mobile data connectivity — such that we questioned the Android tablet's suitability for the camping trip shown in its first commercial. Well, if you've been holding off on a purchase for that reason there may be some good news. Paul O'Brien over at MoDaCo claims that Asus is preparing a 3G-enabled variant for launch in "around six weeks," with production already underway.

O'Brien doesn't offer evidence for the claim or any other details on the launch, such as which carriers will offer the variant, in what territories it'll be released, or how much it'll cost. He does, however, have a solid track record, and attributes the information to his "very well-placed insider." File this one under "rumor" for now, but we'll keep an eye out for any additional details.